A typical family of five can expect to spend almost $100 for a night at the movies, more than $125 for a night of community theater, and almost $300 for professional touring theater. With arts programs in schools having been decimated by the pandemic and habitual underfunding, the number of school children who have ANY interaction with theater – at ANY level – is exceptionally low, at best.

Nebraska Shakespeare (www.nebraskashakespeare.com) provides world-class, professional productions of Shakespeare’s plays in Elmwood Park for FREE as well as a professional, State-wide fall touring production that focuses on serving rural and underserved communities throughout the State, bringing professional productions to their schools and community centers.

Shakespeare on the Green

Now in our 36th season – and having served more than 800,000 patrons – this signature program brings together the very best in theater professionals from all over the United States to create exceptional, world-class, professional FREE productions in Elmwood Park.

Having become a destination for tourism, SHAKESPEARE ON THE GREEN presents zero barriers to entry and welcomes everyone to the park for picnics, fun, laughter, and superlative performances. One Stage for All! We are proud to showcase Omaha – and Nebraska – to all tourists and visitors. We are proud to call Nebraska our home!

After a 2-year hiatus due to the global pandemic, we are proud to present THE TEMPEST (June 23 – July 16) and OTHELLO (June 30 – July 17) for FREE. It is through the generosity of our donors and corporate supporters that we can continue offering accessible, free, professional theater on the green, for everyone!

Fall Educational Tour

2022 marks the 17th season for this bold and exciting educational tour. Featuring a 70-minute adaptation of a Shakespeare play, this professional touring production (professional actors, designers, and educators, minimal sets, full costumes, educational focus) travels throughout Nebraska for 8-weeks. The production is coupled with educational workshops and hands-on learning experiences. The tour focuses on traveling to rural and underserved communities throughout Nebraska. Contact us today to inquire about booking a performance at your school!

Advertising and Sponsorship Opportunities Available

This traditional summer program costs over $500,000 and for 35 years, the financial support of Nebraska Businesses and Organizations has kept it FREE for everyone! Your generous advertising and sponsorship support ensures that Nebraska families will, once again, have access to world-class, professional theater productions, for FREE! We cannot do what we do without YOU! Please contact our Executive Director, Brett Bernardini today to inquire about Advertising and Sponsorship opportunities.

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